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Vocabareas - information and contents
This exercise practises using words which are sometimes confused because they
come from the same root but have different suffixes
Read the sentences and choose one of the pairs to fill each gap, paying
attention to the grammar. Then check your answers.
destination/destiny, economic/economical, official/officious,
1. The death of a star is a
____________________ event which is seldom observed except by
2. One of Melanie's most annoying
____________________ is the way she exaggerates her laugh when someone
tells a joke.
The prime minister today said that the ____________________
outlook for the next five years is looking far better than expected.
4. The police could see that the accident wasn't my
fault because my car was
____________________ at the time of the collision.
5. Have you noticed how
____________________ some people become when they put on a uniform? They
think they have the absolute right to tell you what to do.
6. When Patterson was a boy he always said that he
would be the world champion one day, so if he wins tomorrow he will fulfill his
7. Dogs are very popular pets because they show a
lot of ____________________ to their owners and are often seen as one of the
8. There's a rumour going around that the chairman
has resigned. The company is going to make an ____________________ announcement at 1.00.
9.One of the biggest growing areas of medical
practice is ____________________ surgery. So many people want to change the way that
10. This car is one of the most
____________________ that you can find. It can go 700 kilometres on a full
tank of petrol.
11. This is the slow train. It takes over two hours
to reach its final ____________________ at Cambridge because it stops so many times on the
12. Can you go to the ____________________ shop and get some more pens and paper?
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